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Travel glampers

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Posted: 04/18/21 09:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a 2009 Silverado 3500HD Duramax DRW. It did not come from the factory with an exhaust brake. The reviews are mixed on aftermarket systems (BD and Banks). What experiences have others had with these and other systems?

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I have a BD installed on a 1996 Cat 3126 and in that time I have replaced 1{one} air valve. I leave the switch "on" all the time which really extends brake life, mine are hydraulic. Air is used to activate but I am sure latest units have other means.

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I've had a PacBrake on my truck for 15 years with no problems at all.

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ScottG wrote:

I've had a PacBrake on my truck for 15 years with no problems at all.


That’s who I was going to suggest also. Great customer support.


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

ScottG wrote:

I've had a PacBrake on my truck for 15 years with no problems at all.


That’s who I was going to suggest also. Great customer support.


I make for a trifecta for PacBrake, some of the best money I spent on the 2001 Ram 2500!


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Posted: 04/18/21 11:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2008 I had a US Gear D'Celerator electric actuated 4" exhaust brake installed on my 2007 Dodge 3500 5.9L CTD

Small PC Control Box with an on/off switch
HD Solenoid closes the 4" Butterfly....2" bypass butterfly modulates/controls back pressure at 59# MAX

Has been flawless since.....

BEST mod I have done to the truck!


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I"ve had a Banks brake on my 95 power stroke for 17 years. Still works perfectly.


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Joppy wrote:

I"ve had a Banks brake on my 95 power stroke for 17 years. Still works perfectly.


I have bought Banks products in the past. They are very high quality. BUT they are very high cost. There are other products on the market that work just as well.

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No one has answered your question because they’re talking about actual add on exhaust brakes.
If you weren’t aware, you dont need an exhaust brake. But rather a tuner to utilize your VVT as an exhaust brake.
Can’t say which one is best but I’m certain they all work fine and similarly and they’re all from the primary companies that produce these products.


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Which type of system is better: one that uses an on board air compressor and butterfly valve, or an electrical module that changes the angle of the vanes in the turbocharger?

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